10 things to do in Ipswich this weekend

James Tisdall (front) with Stepheney Everitt, Yasmin Thompson, Mark Connelly, Jasmine Ludlow and Caroline Hudson and some of their artwork that will be on display at the Ipswich Community Gallery.
James Tisdall (front) with Stepheney Everitt, Yasmin Thompson, Mark Connelly, Jasmine Ludlow and Caroline Hudson and some of their artwork that will be on display at the Ipswich Community Gallery. Sarah Harvey

Imaginings art show

  • Ipswich Community Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas St, Ipswich
  • Today and tomorrow, 9.30am-4pm

THE creativity and artistic skills of 20 artists with disabilities will be showcased in this art exhibition.

All of the artists involved in the group show are members of the Cerebral Palsy League's Springfield Studio Five-8.

More than 30 original works will be on display, including drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Selected works will be put up for auction, and all pieces will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the artists and the organisation.

 

Live poetry

  • Prince of Wales Hotel, Brisbane St, Ipswich
  • Tomorrow 1pm-4pm

ENJOY lashings of local verse at an open-mic poetry reading tomorrow.

The hotel will host a number of wordsmiths performing their original works.

Beeble Poets is a monthly event that also features live musical entertainment. All are welcome to perform original poetry or to spectate and soak up the atmosphere.

Entry price of $5 goes towards the publication of a Beeble Poets anthology.

 

Rescue show

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas St, Ipswich
  • Today and tomorrow, 10am-5pm

THE interactive Rescue exhibition will put children in charge of simulated land, sea and air rescues.

Rescue features a full-size helicopter simulator, Jet Ski simulators and more realistic rescue situations.

Children will be able to learn about rescue-related medicine, search techniques, radio communication, supplies and equipment such as the Jaws of Life.

It's one of the Ipswich Art Gallery's largest exhibitions yet, and Ipswich will be the travelling show's only east coast stop before it heads overseas. Queensland Police Service representatives will be on site between 10am and 1pm today with a police dog exhibit and Rhino patrol vehicle. Free entry.

Watch the video at qt.com.au.

 

Handmade Expo

  • Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba
  • Today, 8am-2pm

BROWSE more than 100 stalls of handmade, hand-baked and hand-grown goods

Free kids activities will run from midday to 1.15pm, including Ginger Sport classes.

The heritage Swanbank steam train will run throughout the day, with discounted tickets available.

Free entry and parking.

 

Puppy social

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd, Ipswich
  • Tomorrow, 8.45am-9.15am

SOCIALISATION is an important aspect of puppy training and dog owners can take advantage of a free puppy social tomorrow morning. The free class will be held before Doggy Dogma's regular obedience class.

Puppies need to have had their first vaccination to attend.

Free entry to the social class, bookings to 0466 965 364.

Visit doggydogma.com.au to find out more.

 

Cent auction

  • Laidley District State School, Alfred St, Laidley
  • Today, 11.30am-5pm

ENJOY a day in picturesque Laidley and enter the community cent auction for your chance to win one of the many prizes on offer. Prizes will go to the highest bidder, so attendees should use their cents wisely.

Eager bidders can phone Helen Mendoza on 5466 8247 to find out how to pick up their tickets.

 

Men's Shed meeting

  • Shane Osbourne's shed, 66 Mulgowie Rd, Laidley
  • Tomorrow, 3.30pm-6pm

MEN from the Lockyer Valley region can meet at Shane Osbourne's shed to discuss issues and make new friends.

Guest speaker ABC Radio host Angus Lane will open the event.

Topics for discussion are diverse, and can include physical and mental health, relationship issues and more.

Phone Neil Natalier on 0404 863 826 to find out more.

 

Springfield market

  • Robelle Domain Parklands, Education City Dve, Springfield Central
  • Today, 7am-12pm

STOCK up on freshly picked and homemade produce, fresh flowers, plants and more.

Food stalls will sell breakfast and take-home items.

Children can enjoy face painting, and a masseuse will be on site to help relieve aches and pains.

 

Fire dancing

  • Queens Park, Ipswich
  • Tomorrow, 6pm-8.30pm

IPSWICH-BASED fire dancing troupe Anem Aed will perform solo and group routines.

Watch as the dancers twirl fiery poi, staffs and hula hoops.

The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or chairs to make spectating more comfortable.

 

Country market

  • Fernvale State Primary School grounds, Brisbane Valley Hwy
  • Tomorrow, 6am-noon

RISE and shine early to find a bargain at the Fernvale Country Markets tomorrow.

Stalls at the country market will sell farm-fresh produce, antiques and second-hand items, plants and handmade soaps and gifts.

The school grounds are located about half-an-hour from Ipswich.

Free entry, with on-street parking.

ARE YOU HOSTING AN EVENT? EMAIL THE DETAILS TO QT@QT.COM.AU OR CLICK HERE FOR THE D.I.Y VERSION



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